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Hi, This is Wayne. This is my site, my stuff, my blog, blahblahblah. The site itself is powered by WordPress and the Scary Little theme. I thought it was cool, and I still do.

If you haven’t seen TeeFury yet, it’s quite a neat deal.  It’s a website (and twitter account, iPhone app, email list, etc) where they just sell ONE T-shirt for 24 hours.  For $9.

That whole “gone tomorrow” part?  Absolutely true.  They only sell the one shirt, for the one day, and there ain’t no going back.

If it sells out?  Tough Shirt.

If you missed it by a minute?  Noshirtforyou!

My history with Teefury

I had bought one shirt from them a while back – it was a cool Star Wars inspired design of AT-AT’s as seen behind an X-Ray from a Veterinary Clinic’s point of view.

Since Star Wars is a big part of my job, I thought it quite fitting (haha).  The fact that it’s an instant collector’s item isn’t a bad deal either, because I’m snobby like that.  I also like the weird look of recognition certain people get when they look at my shirt, then look again, then smile when they recognize the AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport).

The “Grab Bag”

Sometimes TeeFury does these things called “Grab Bags”.  You pay $5 a shirt for X number of shirts, and you have absolutely no idea (or control) over what you get.  You might get cool shirts; you might get “whaaaa?” shirts; you might get “ok” shirts; and if you’re like me, you wait for weeeeeeks to find out what you get.

People even post what shirts they got on the forums.  Either they’re commiserating or gloating, or a little of both.

I participated in my first Teefury Grab Bag recently and I must say, I’m quite impressed with the results.

What Did Wayne Get?

I know, you’re wondering what I got from my Grab Bag.  After all, you read my blog because you CAN’T WAIT to know what happens to me, right?

First, let’s get the stupid one out of the way.  WHAT IN THE HILTON HEAD ISLAND is this thing?

It’s a cat.  A happy cat.  riding a Motorcycle with a fish on the tank (heh, fish tank).  Plaid-looking seat.  Detailed jacket, pants, pointy boots, and WHY IS IT YELLOW?!?!?

There’s an explanation over at MyLoveForYou about an artist named Lisa Hanawalt who made a shirt called “Kitty Biker“.  I don’t mind telling you – I’m more lost than a caveman with Tourette’s trying to do open heart surgery with a chainsaw while wearing oven mitts.

At night.

While drunk.

Moving on… We come to something I still am a little lost by (doesn’t take much, I guess… maybe I was put into shock from the first shirt) but at LEAST it’s a little bit appropriate for me.  I am, after all, a strong proponent of the 2nd Amendment and the right our Founding Fathers gave us to keep and bear arms.

I googled for a while to try and find out what the name of this shirt is, but failed.  It’s probably on my receipt, which I threw away.  Anyway, here it is for your perusal.

Not bad.  Not good, either… but not bad.

Wait a second.  Is this an anti-2nd-amendment shirt?!?!?!?  I’ll have to do some more self-reflection before I actually wear this down to the next Secede Texas Rally.

The Most Appropriate Shirt Ever Shipped

Then I look at the 3rd shirt and I’m like… whoa, Keanu-style.

YES, that’s a Death Star.

YES, those are Tie-Fighters.

YES, that’s an X-Wing at the bottom.

YES, it’s Space Invaders, Star Wars-style.

YES, IT’S MINE!

Teefury, I think I love you.  I think I want to go out into the galaxy and do wild things with you and then go to Anchorhead and get our memories erased.  Copy that, Gold Leader *wink*  I’d like to take you point five past lightspeed, and it will take me a LOT longer than twelve parsecs to make the Kessel Run.

Now that I have the iPhone app installed, I don’t think I’ll be missing out on too many cool shirts in the future.

And lo, the people did comment thus:

25 Comments

  1. Dave2 says:

    IT’S HOG CAT!!
    .-= Dave2´s last blog ..White =-.

    • whall says:

      Dave2 – somehow I’d expect “hog cat” to be a little less dressed. This biker kitty is actually quite presentable and likely would make a decent presentation to your parents after a respectable night out.

  2. Lisa says:

    Thanks for linking to my site. I made that pussybikin’ shirt yellow just to mess with you, Wayne.

    • whall says:

      Lisa – I usually only wear yellow in the Spring, so I don’t think… wait. It *is* spring. I will give it a shot. btw, I like the “fish tank” – clever. I will guess that Biker Kitty Biker is up north, because A) he has fur and B) PLUS he’s wearing all that extra clothing. He does look happy, which is a big plus for me as I generally like positive things (you should see my collection of “YES” shirts)

  3. Sybil Law says:

    That first shirt is HYSTERICAL!
    I must visit this site, now. Thanks!

  4. martymankins says:

    The AT-AT and the Star Wars meets Space Invaders tees are great.
    .-= martymankins´s last blog ..Snowy Sunday #23 =-.

    • whall says:

      martymankins – I wish I could set up an alert for “star wars” + “teefury”. Maybe google alerts would let me do that, except a lot of times, the alerts don’t come same-day.

  5. marilyn says:

    “After all, you read my blog because you CAN’T WAIT to know what happens to me, right?” –Yes.
    .-= marilyn´s last blog ..Coalition =-.

  6. kapgar says:

    I LOVE the pistol pipes! That’s awesome.
    .-= kapgar´s last blog ..He’s gonna be your Frankenstein… =-.

  7. Avitable says:

    Very cool site. It reminds me of Woot.com.
    .-= Avitable´s last blog ..My Interview with that Chinese guy who killed all the kids. =-.

    • whall says:

      Adam – yeah, one of the first iphone apps I got from others recommendations was the woot app with the daily shirt.woot. Logically, you’d think woot, with it’s item, shirt, wine and kids thing would be superior but I still find myself drawn to teefury more often.

  8. Marion says:

    Thank you for posting this! I have shopped at t-shirt shops and found lots of cool stuff over the years, but I love this concept…

    Dangerous… I’ll need a lock for my wallet.

  9. Jason says:

    I’ve been visiting TeeFury the past few days, and it’s been pretty entertaining — quite a creative bunch! So I wanted to drop by here and thank you for posting the link!

  10. Dennis says:

    My wife is celebrating a birthday next month, and I’ve run out of things to buy her. Until now! She digs this kind of stuff, so now I’m just waiting for the perfect T (that better show up in a few more days!)

  11. Oh man — I wish I picked up that AT-AT design! I still have my Star Wars figurines from the early ’80s. Obviously, TeeFury will continue offering cool images based on the series…

  12. Danielle says:

    I discovered this post just in time for t-shirt weather! And you can’t go wrong with 9 bucks… wow.

  13. Scott says:

    That Star Wars version of Space Invaders is the coolest… man, this company sure has some savvy people at the helm

  14. Morris B. says:

    I love how they show you a gallery of shirts that you missed out on. Luckily I have a time machine.

  15. Quinn says:

    “I’m more lost than a caveman with Tourette’s trying to do open heart surgery with a chainsaw while wearing oven mitts. At night. While drunk.”

    I sent this to phrase to my buddy. Too funny.

  16. Ursula says:

    I had read this post a while ago, but yesterday a friend was telling me about a great t-shirt shop, and I said, “You think that’s cool? I read on a blog about this awesome online t-shirt shop…”

  17. Oren K. says:

    I’ve been wearing the same t-shirts for years. Thank goodness for sites like this.

  18. Doris says:

    does anyone know what sizes the first tshirt comes in? I have a nephew that would love it

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